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Who’s who in judicial nominations: Texas
How to weigh in on the process

The White House consults Texas senators for candidate recommendations

WHO TO CONTACT

TAKE ACTION

U.S. Senator John Cornyn Contact: (202) 224-2934 U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Contact: (202) 224-3121
Ask to speak to the staffer handling judicial nominations

Let your senators know filling judicial vacancies is important to you

The White House leads vetting process and makes a formal nomination. Nomination moves to Senate Judiciary Committee for action

WHO TO CONTACT

TAKE ACTION

President Barack Obama’s Administration. Legal Progress can help you connect with White House staff Contact: (202) 741-6345

Encourage the White House to nominate candidates for every judicial vacancy

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair schedules a hearing to debate the candidate’s qualifications, followed by a committee vote

WHO TO CONTACT

TAKE ACTION

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy Contact: (202) 224-4242

Ask committee to promptly vote nominees out of committee

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee can delay the committee vote

WHO TO CONTACT

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Ranking Member Chuck Grassley Contact: (202) 224-3744

Demand nominees are voted on promptly without being held over

The Senate majority leader schedules a full Senate vote in the U.S. Senate

WHO TO CONTACT

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Contact: (202) 224-3542

Encourage your senators to support Reid in bringing the nominee to the floor for a vote

The Senate votes and the nominee is confirmed with a majority vote

WHO TO CONTACT

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Full Senate

Ask your senators to vote yes on the nominee

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